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River Gorge Explorer
Sip cocktails while the River Gorge Explorer takes you on an exciting cruise down the Tennessee River.  This high speed catamaran is the perfect place for you and your guests to enjoy breathtaking views of “Tennessee’s Little Grand Canyon” as well as the Chattanooga Riverfront.  Whether it is a special occasion with family and friends, or a relaxing company cruise, the River Gorge Explorer can be chartered for all kinds of events making it both flexible and fun!  Simply contact Meredith Lewallen and she will get your event started in the right direction.

River Gorge Explorer
  • $2,000* base rental fee for a 2½ hour cruise.  (*may be subject to a fuel surcharge)
  • More time can be reserved at an additional cost of $750 per hour.
  • Accommodates up to 70 people for early-bird, afternoon lunch or sunset cruises.
  • CD, DVD, and powerpoint are available on the boat.
  • Food provided at additional cost through River Gorge Explorer catering options. (see below)
  • Limited drink and bar options provided by the Aquarium. (see below)
Official River Gorge Explorer Caterers:
212 Market Restaurant
Contact: Sally Moses
Phone: 423-265-1212
Fax: 423-267-2428
Big River Grille
Contact: Heather Jenkins
Phone: 423-267-2739
Fax: 423-266-1199

Drink and Bar Options (subject to change):
Bartender fee is $100. Includes set-up, serving, and breakdown time. 
Mixed Drinks- $6.00 each                             
Jack Daniels (Jack and Coke)
Absolut (Vodka tonic)
Bacardi (rum and coke)
Dewars (Scotch and soda or straight up)
Wine- $5.50 per glass
Cool FIsh Pinot Grigio
Salmon Creek White Zinfandel
Little Penguin Cabernet
Little Penguin Chardonnay
Domestic beers only- $3.50 each
Bud Light
Miller Lite
Sodas/Water- $2.00 each
Diet Coke

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